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7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION
Convention Center Concourse
 

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Waterfront Breakfast Buffet
Lynch/Lefevre/Dixie
Fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, Belgian waffles with warm maple syrup, fruit topping and whipped cream, seasoned breakfast potatoes, smoked bacon and sausage, a variety of fresh breakfast pastries, chilled juices, coffee, hot tea and milk.


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Genre Fiction Books Round Up
Desiree Bongers, Ripon Public Library; Terry Ehle, Lester Public Library, Two Rivers; Krista Hutley, Whitefish Bay Public Library; Monica LaVold, River Falls Public Library; Elizabeth Timmins, Muehl Public Library, Seymour
Location: Thistle

Here's your opportunity to hear about new genre fiction titles to better serve your patrons. Librarians from around Wisconsin will discuss and recommend the best new titles from assorted genres such as Mystery, Science Fiction, Horror and Romance for both adult and YA audiences. Desiree and Terry will address Science Fiction and Fantasy; Krista, Horror; Monica, Romance, both adult and YA; Elizabeth, Mysteries that would not necessarily be filed under "Mystery."

Sponsor: Readers Section (READ)

If You're Appy and You Know It…
Ann Cooksey and Kristi Helmkamp, Appleton Public Library; Denise Chojnacki, Rhinelander District Library, Kerry Pinkner, Waukesha Public Library
Location: Henrietta

Think Storytime Underground meets New Media. Strengthen your Media Mentor skills with tips from the field such as digital flannel boards for outreach, networking through Google Drive for collection development and troubleshooting technical difficulties. Have an app or new media experience to share? Come and join the fun! No new media? No problem! Walk away prepared to make a case for Media Mentorship as a vital part of librarianship in the 21st century.

Sponsor: Youth Services Section (YSS)

Keeping Your Staff Safe
Michelle Dennis and Jill Osmond-Groell, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
Location: K.M. Hutchinson

Michelle and Jill will present on how they have followed up on their "active shooter" trainings, and how they continue to work with library staff to be aware and respond in ways that keep them safe.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL)

Pop-Up Library Services: Offsite Programming & Card Registration
Camrin Freimuth and Ashley Pike, Frank L Weyenberg Public Library, Mequon-Thiensville
Location: B.F. Carter/Anna M.

Do you want to expand your library services into the community? Have you considered taking library services to the patrons, rather than waiting for patrons to come to you? Hear how one library increased programming and expanded circulation services by partnering with farmers' markets, assisted living facilities, schools, local government, nature preserves and festivals. Learn how you can start your own Pop-Up Library Services with equipment you may already own!

Sponsor: Outreach Services Round Table (OSRT)

PLA Posthaste!
Beth Carpenter, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library; Jean Anderson, South Central Library System, Madison; Kristen Anderson, Winding Rivers Library System, La Crosse; Peg Burington, Waupaca Area Public Library; Adriana McCleer, Appleton Public Library; Dawn Wacek, La Crosse Public Library
Location: Paul L.

Didn't get a chance to attend the PLA conference in Denver? Never fear! Join our panel for a rapid-fire review of trends, services, tools, programs and more that topped the charts at the conference in April. If you attended PLA, come and share your highlights with the group!

Sponsor: Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL)

Public Library Standards: Revise or Reboot? A Forum for Discussion
John DeBacher and Shannon Schultz, DLT/DPI, Madison
Location: Evelyn

The Wisconsin Public Library Standards are due for an update, but with the various changes in library services, what should and could be done? Since the document is the basis for planning for many libraries, how can it be made more useful? Please join us to share how you have used the standards and how you might like them to change to adapt better to the current context of public libraries in their communities. The Quantitative Library Standards, as previously provided, will be updated, based on 2014 annual report information, to offer a basis for discussion of comparable measures. The Public Library Development Team staff will be on hand to solicit and react to your input.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)
 

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
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Riverside Atrium


10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Creating Online Exhibits with Omeka
Elizabeth Kaune, Rachel Arndt, Kirsten Thompson, Mary Lou Klecha, Milwaukee Public Library
Location: K.M. Hutchinson

In this program, we will discuss how librarians from Milwaukee Public Library created an online exhibit with Omeka, using items from throughout the library to showcase a collection of StoryCorps interviews that were done at the library. MPL typically uses CONTENTdm for digital collections, but Omeka made it easier to create a visually attractive and easily browseable online exhibit. Attendees will learn about the features of and advantages of using this platform.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Genealogy & Local History Round Table (WIGLHR); Milwaukee Public Library

Graphic Design for the Rest of Us
Jill Fuller, Bridges Library System, Waukesha
Location: Evelyn

Do you find yourself trying to come up with catchy visual marketing materials but don’t know where to start? We can't all be graphic designers, but you can still make fresh and exciting posters, signage and more. During this program, you'll discover and play around with graphic design basics, such as layout, grids, color and fonts, as well as be introduced to a few free online design tools that can make your life easier.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL)

Picture This! Data As You Have Never Seen It Before
Ryan S. Dolan, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau
Location: Thistle

Ryan will share his expertise in various data visualization platforms such as Microsoft Office and Tableau. This program will get the creative juices flowing when it comes to public libraries creating attractive and informative statistical reports for their boards, staff and patrons.

Sponsor: Technical Services Section (TSS)

Planting the Seed Library Idea for your Library
Kent Barnard, Patterson Memorial Library, Wild Rose
Location: Henrietta

Three years ago, we decided to create a seed library, the response was enough to continue on for the next year and then again for this year. Learn how we did it, why we did it, how it was funded and how to start your own seed library.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Small Libraries Section (WISL)

Real Colors – Part 1
Catherine Neiswender and Chris Kniep, UW-Extension Winnebago County
Location: Paul L.

Real Colors® is a model of temperament identification that is easy to understand, remember and apply. It provides users with an effective tool for understanding human behavior, for uncovering motivators specific to each temperament and for improving communication skills. What you learn will foster relationships for working on teams, leading meetings, and helping you grow personally and professionally.
Catherine and Chris are Real Colors® Certified Facilitators and have conducted these trainings for numerous organizations in Winnebago County and across the state. This is a double session with part 2 following at 11:00 a.m.
Advance registration is required and is limited to 40 people.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL)


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

At the Movies with Librarians VI: Read with a Vengeance!
Sherry Machones, Northern Waters Library Service, Ashland; Rachel Arndt, Milwaukee Public Library; Kent Barnard, Patterson Memorial Library, Wild Rose; Erin Foley, Adams County Public Library; Kim Dearth, Wonewoc Public Library
Location: Henrietta

Back by popular demand! The panel will be discussing popular books being made into movies in mid-to- late 2016. We will screen the trailers for these films and talk about how well (or poorly) we think these books will translate to the screen. Get to know some of the books that will be coming out as movies soon! We'll have popcorn!

Sponsor: Wisconsin Small Libraries Round Table (WISL)

Interlibrary Loan...Seriously?!
Christine Barth and Vickie Long, RL&LL/DPI, Madison
Location: Evelyn

Have you suddenly found yourself the go-to interlibrary loan expert in your library? Don't know where to start or need a refresher? This workshop will provide the basics of interlibrary loan etiquette, WISCAT software and where to get help when you need it. Improve your knowledge and skills to support your library's needs in this core service area. Bring your questions and your laptops!

Sponsor: Resource Sharing Round Table (RSRT)

The Notable Reports Panel Strikes Again!
Gus Falkenberg, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire; Cindy Fesemyer, Columbus Public Library; Vickie Stangel, Dodgeville Public Library; Kelly TerKuerst, Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson
Location: K.M. Hutchinson

Back by popular demand! Each year, a number of new reports about public libraries are produced by organizations like Pew, OCLC, ALA, Library Journal, The Aspen Institute and others. These reports contain valuable information that can help us plan, develop services and improve existing services, but, unfortunately, few of us have the time to read every single one. The goal of this session is to help attendees get an overview of these reports and their implications for our work. Each panelist will share a summary of a report they believe is significant and discuss how they have used or will use the information at their library. Attendees will be encouraged to share other reports and insights that have mattered to them, too!

Sponsor: WiLS

Portrait of a Legislative Success Story: The Development and Passage of Public Library System Legislation in Wisconsin
Charles Bunge, Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies (and Wisconsin Library Hall of Fame member)
Location: Thistle

Sharing personal anecdotes from his vast mental storehouse, Charles will relive this momentous period of Wisconsin library history and identify its elements of success.

Sponsor: SLIS (UW-Madison) WLA 125th Task Force

Real Colors – Part 2
Catherine Neiswender and Chris Kniep, UW-Extension Winnebago County
Location: Paul L.

Real Colors® is a model of temperament identification that is easy to understand, remember and apply. It provides users with an effective tool for understanding human behavior, for uncovering motivators specific to each temperament and for improving communication skills. What you learn will foster relationships for working on teams, leading meetings, and helping you grow personally and professionally.

Catherine and Chris are Real Colors® Certified Facilitators, and have conducted these trainings for numerous organizations in Winnebago County and across the state. (This is a continuation of the session that began at 10:00 a.m.)

Advance registration is required and is limited to 40 people
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Sponsor: Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL)

Tackling the Tough Stuff: SLP & Beyond!
Katherine Elchert, Rice Lake Public Library; Georgia Jones, Friday Memorial Library, New Richmond
Location: B.F. Carter/Anna M.

Does SLP have your coworkers rolling their eyes and heading towards the door? Stressed out over drop- off daycare invasions? Or, worse yet, worn out from worry over kids left at the library without access to food? Never fear, Georgia and Katherine are here to help! Let's discuss positive, proactive solutions for these sticky SLP challenges. Feel free to bring your own tricky topics for discussion and we can all triage them together!

Sponsor: Youth Services Section (YSS)


12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

ElizabethPhotoAUTHOR LUNCHEON: Elizbeth Koehler-Pentacoff 

The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women
Location: Leander Choate

Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff is the New York Times bestselling author of The Missing Kennedy: Rosemary Kennedy and the Secret Bonds of Four Women. This, her tenth book, is a memoir based on her personal experience with President Kennedy’s sister, Rosie, and the author’s beloved aunt, Sister Paulus, a Franciscan nun and Rosie’s caregiver and devoted friend. Rosemary Kennedy, the sister of our president, was tragically lobotomized and lived the majority of her life in Jefferson, Wisconsin. The author discusses Rosie’s life and her own intimate experiences with Rosie, along with the history of the Kennedys, mental illness and Elizabeth’s personal experience with her own family’s mental illness. Learn how writing her memoir changed her life.

Elizabeth’s other books include Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride, a Grand Canyon Reader Nominee, and The ABCs of Writing for Children, a Writer’s Digest Book Club Selection. A former Byline Magazine columnist, Elizabeth has sold more than 350 articles to Writer’s Digest, Parents Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. A Wisconsin native, she lives in Northern California with her husband.

Sponsor:  WAPL

Book signing will take place immediately following the luncheon.

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for the luncheon in advance, no on-site registration for this event is available.

 

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Open House at Fond du Lac Public Library’s Idea Studio 
After the conference, stop in to see the Fond du Lac Public Library’s new creative space. Light refreshments will be served to tide you over for the drive home!

Sponsor: Fond du Lac Public Library